HC Deb 27 November 1956 vol 561 c26W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at what time on Monday, 29th October, the Government were first informed of the Israeli invasion of Egypt; and in what manner this intimation was delivered to Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

The first official report of the Israeli invasion of Egypt was received by emergency telegram from Her Majesty's Ambassador in Tel Aviv which was available, after deciphering, at approximately 8.30 p.m.